Montreal native Gabriel Globus-Hoenich is one of Philadelphia's most promising young musicians. As a drummer and percussionist, Gabriel's career reflects a deep diversity of talent, with extensive forays in the worlds of jazz, classical music, and world music. As a busy jazz drummer, Gabriel has performed with a multitude of jazz greats, including John Swana, Tim Warfield, Pat Bianchi, Orrin Evans, Joe Magnarelli, and Larry McKenna. In addition, Gabriel is one of Philadelphia's top contemporary percussionists He is a member of Dolce Suono Ensemble and Nu Directions Chamber Brass, and has performed premiers of the works of Theo Bleckmann, Steve Mackey, Steven Stuckey, Stratis Minakakis, and David Ludwig. Gabriel also performs a wide variety of world musics with playing instruments and music fromAfrica,Asia, andLatin America.
A dedicated educator, Gabriel works in Philadelphia schools as a teaching artist for the Philadelphia Orchestra's School Partnership Program as well as El-Sistema-inspired Play on Philly. Gabriel has also coached percussion atHaverfordCollegeas well as maintaining a private studio.
A 2008 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Gabriel has studied with some of the premier percussion teachers in the world, including Kenny Washington, Don Liuzzi, and Robert Van Sice.